Zodiac Dinor

   September 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Heigh-Ho, Breakfast! Away! Breakfast really is my favorite meal.  I could eat it three or four times a day if it were available to me.  This past Sunday was my first of many weeks to sample the great breakfast fare Erie has to offer. So, two Steelers fans and a Browns fan walk into a…

Summer House Café

   October 5, 2010 6:37 pm

For as long as I have lived in Erie, I have been eating food from Jack and Stephanie Potous-Eaker.  The 10th Street Café and Make It Fabulous Catering provided me with many days of incredible food.  I had only been to the Summer House Café at the corner of West 26th Street and Washington Avenue…

The Breakfast Place

   October 12, 2010 8:22 pm

What a crazy week for breakfast.  For the past two weeks, Taki’s Restaurant has had a strong showing in votes, coming in second both times.  I was convinced that’s where I was headed this week.  Voters had something else in mind and two other contenders got their chance in the ring.  All week, The Breakfast…

Dominick’s 24 Hour Eatery

   October 19, 2010 6:12 pm

When I think about how many hours I have spent inside Dominick’s 24 Hour Eatery at 123 E. 12th St., it makes me think I’m a little strange. My friends Joe, Anthoni, Tom, Chris, Frank and I used to spend countless nights drinking coffee and eating all of the delicious food that Dom’s offers. Being there for…

Freeport Restaurant

   October 26, 2010 6:23 pm

If I want to drive to Buffalo, I normally travel on I-90 or Route 20. I might just take Route 5 from now on. The trip to the Freeport Restaurant is beautiful. Most of the drive is about a block from Lake Erie, and with the grape season coming to a close and the leaves…

Lawrence Park Dinor

   November 3, 2010 12:54 pm

Modeled after a usable dining car right off the railways, the Lawrence Park Dinor is a Silk City diner with tons of character.  Curved ceiling and stainless steel make eating here a blast from the past.  The diner hasn’t changed much since 1948, and new owners Becky and Rick Standley are keeping with traditions.  Never…

The Diamond Cafe

   November 9, 2010 8:13 pm

From East Lake Road to West Lake Road, I found my way to the Diamond Cafe on Sunday morning.  With my last two stops being out east on Route 5, it was nice to head in the opposite direction.  Amanda and I were joined by her brother, Mike Flick, and his girlfriend, Lauren Verno, on…

The Pufferbelly Restaurant

   November 16, 2010 8:01 pm

I wanted my breakfast tour to go out with a bang, so for my final week, I put some higher-priced locations in my weekly poll.  Though it didn’t come in the top two, Bertrand’s Bistro Sunday brunch was on there, and at around $20 per person, it is a little pricey.  Taki’s came in a…

Breakfast in Review

   November 23, 2010 8:54 pm

Breakfast was a fantastic way to start my transition into this year’s cold months.  I really could eat breakfast everyday for all three meals, and if I tried that in Erie, I would be able to do a different restaurant for each one too.  I tried to order the house specialty or the most popular dish everywhere…